Magic Becomes Reality
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The lessons I learned from Reshu apply every day of my life. I was so certain that she would be in utter despair being almost completely paralyzed from the neck down from her terminal brain cancer. This is quite the opposite for this highly witty, light-hearted, and brilliant 15 year old from North India. I would ask her how she became so happy. Her answer was simple: MAGIC. Reshu would then smile and bobble her head. These moments made me realize that she had not lost her swagger.I would often be playful with Reshu by testing her intelligence. I had her do things like recite the English alphabet. When she completed A-Z with such effortlessness, I asked her to recite the alphabet backwards. Reshu was able to perform the task perfectly on her second attempt. Try it yourself some time and imagine if English was your second or third language. Unbelievable! I would then ask her how she became so smart. She would smile, bobble her head and say, “MAGIC!”

My experience with Reshu has increased my commitment to life. There is not a day that has gone by that I don’t think of her. Reshu shows me that a person can experience severe trauma, terminal illness, and still keep their smile and swagger. This little girl has taught me that magic can become a reality.

Michael Fong
www.rtwyoga.com
www.michaelfongyoga.com


Break Away and Discover your Soul!

 

 

On being “Externally Resourced”…

When a person is primarily “externally resourced” they are overly identified with their human self and the conditioning of the three-dimensional reality or the world in front of their eyes. This often translates to getting caught up/ stuck in the immediate impact of our life circumstances.

When a person is primarily “externally resourced”, their mind is functioning at a deficit, on account that they’re not Trusting (i.e., yielding to) and not Surrendering (i.e., merging with) Source energy. In other words, when you’re primarily “externally resourced” you’re not partnering with or Living in Alignment with Source energy. Subsequently you’ll not have access to the “bigger picture view” of who you are, what you’ve come into this life to experience and or unable to access universal wisdom.

The Living in Alignment process is designed to free you from the constraints of your societal conditioning and facilitate a transition to becoming internally resourced and discovering your Soul mission or calling in life.

In a nutshell, here’s what it means to be Living in Alignment:

Living in Alignment with your Soul is a very different way of being and living your life. You will experience a transformative process of change: from being primarily externally resourced to being internally resourced.

Instead of allowing societal conditioning and dictates to override your inner knowing or truth, you will learn to listen to and follow the guidance and promptings from your Soul.

Living in Alignment with your Soul will foster your self-empowerment and facilitate your personal transformation.

To learn more about becoming internally resourced and the Living in Alignment approach please visit my website: www.darcyclarke.us

A little about me – Darcy Clarke.
I am a licensed holistic psychotherapist with over thirty years experience. My calling in life is to assist people to have a conscious experience of partnering with Source energy in their daily lives.


Candlelight Flow and Affirmation with Gena Foreman

 

Date: March 10th

Time: 6-8pm

Investment: $25/early registration $30/walk-in

 

Join Gena as we pause to honor the last day of Winter darkness, to reflect and reaffirm our Sankalpa (intention) before turning towards the light of Spring.

Surrounded by the warmth of candlelight, Gena will guide you through a candle gazing meditation followed by a slow integrative flow ending with Yoga Nidra.

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Papa Yogi Invites you to the Leap Flow & Glow 6th Birthday Party, February 23rd 6:30pm.

 

 

Happy Birthday to Leap! Celebrate with us at Leap’s Flow & Glow Party.

 

Date: Friday Feb 23rd
Time: 6:30-8pm
Investment: $10

We love our yoga community and we’re celebrating in the most epic way by throwing a glow-in-the-dark yoga party!

Get ready to light up your night with a creative yoga class for all levels led by Stacy and Morgan. Practice in a black-lit yoga room with glow-in-the-dark accessories. You can expect a fun vibe and high-energy music during class followed by a slow and steady warm-down. Afterwards, stay for light bites. Bring a friend, wear your white and neon and let’s glow!

 

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Get Unstuck: Free your Fascia for More Mobility, Less Pain and a Better Quality of Life! with Andi & Dan Donovan

Date: Sunday March 18
Time: 1-3:30pm
Investment: $30/advance registration $35/walk-in

 

Would you like to improve flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries? Are you still feeling “stuck” despite your regular yoga practice? If so, this workshop is for you. Whether you are an Athlete, Desk Jockey, Dancer, Gym-goer,  or a new mom… you can benefit from this work.

During this workshop we will be using various myofascial release tools to retrain the muscles to lengthen, strengthen and fire more efficiently. Myofascial release can reduce pain, increase range of motion and teach our muscles how to move more efficiently.

You will learn
• How your fascia effects your overall state of wellbeing.
• How to release the sticky fascia in your body that keeps you from moving freely.
• Which parts of your body need to be released and which parts could use more strength
• Which myofascial release tools work best

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Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for one year or 30 you’ll want to join Master Teacher Karen Miscall-Bannon in this two hour workshop. You will get to the “root” of your practice as Karen guides you in refining and aligning your poses by breaking them down into each component…finding the sukha and sthira (sweetness and steadiness) in each one…enabling you to take that body of knowledge into your regular practice!

Friday March 23 from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
$20 Advance Registration, $25 Day of Event Contact Karen if you have any questions @ www.kmbyoga.com

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Heart Wide Open – Women’s Empowerment Workshop & Fundraiser with Hannah Hackney

Date: Sunday March 11th
Time: 1-2.30pm
Investment (in you!): $25 pre-register, $30 at the door
*Note that a percentage of the proceeds will go to Powerhouse Ministries (helping women and children in need)
**No refunds day of event.  Thank you for understanding.

Heart Wide Open – Women’s Empowerment Workshop & Fundraiser with Hannah Hackney

Indulgent Nourishment and Radical Self-Acceptance lead the way to self-advocacy!

The Time IS NOW!

Join Hannah to receive instruction on how to create and claim more space in your life for your truest desires.

If you are yearning to live your most vibrant, free, empowered life, this workshop is for you.

In this 90min Intro Workshop to the Heart Wide Open Pocess You Will Learn How To:
• Ask for what you really want (and get it!)
• Prioritize Yourself (guilt free)
• Set Boundaries (that work!)
(If you have attended a previous Heart Wide Open Intro Workshop, please note content is constantly updated and new material will be shared.)
*Please bring a journal, pen and an open heart!

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“Not so Bendy Wendy”

 
Alright.  I’ll admit it.  I’m not the most flexible yogi.  Not by far.
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Flexibility has been a challenge for me my whole life, even as a child.  I took gymnastics when I was 5 years old and I was the only kid who couldn’t do the splits or backbends.  Even though I liked it, I always felt stuck and different than the rest of the kids.  My childhood gymnastics career lasted a year or so and then it was on to soccer for 10+ years.  That I was good at, but became increasingly less flexible over the years due to the fear of stretching. 😜
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I was super tight in my back and hips and about a foot away from reaching my toes in a standing forward fold.  It wasn’t until my teens when I randomly stumbled upon one of my mom’s yoga/workout videos and decided to give Yoga to a try.  I started with the Asana (physical postures) practice not having a clue of the internal/spiritual benefits.  All I knew was that I felt good in my body by incorporating my breath into each movement.
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Extra long story short…It has taken me about 15 years to get to the point I am at in my Asana practice.  My students will often tell me how flexible I am and I laugh inside because they have no idea how far I’ve come and how far away I am from where I would like to be.  Often times I get discouraged from seeing all of the super bendy acrobatic yogis on social media. (There are a ton!).  In fact, I find myself feeling shy about posting my daily flows or pictures of progress because I’m thinking “who really cares to see another yoga pose that’s not as impressive as the next?”.
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My point in sharing this is to tell you that you don’t have to be flexible to start practicing yoga.
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There are plenty of not so “Bendy Wendy’s” out there.  The word Yoga means “union” and the purpose of the Asana practice is to cultivate the flow of Prana (vital life force energy) connecting spirit and body.  There are 8 whole limbs to yoga.  The Asana (physical postures) is only one, and within that there are many different forms that are ever evolving.  My message to you, that is also a message to myself, is that even if you think you aren’t as good as others at something, you shouldn’t let it keep you from trying something new and inspiring others through sharing what brings you joy!  Share your bliss!!  It might make someone smile to see you laugh at yourself while falling out of a balancing pose and/or struggle into the splits!
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Morgan Fallon

Leap’s 100 Club 2018 with Amy Zilkie

Happy New Year Leapers! Empower yourself this year with Leap’s 2018 100 club. It is easy to lose sight of your goals and let dedication to your yoga practice slip a bit from time to time. A little support from friends can make all the difference.

Come join Leap’s 100 club and stay motivated to practice 100 classes in 2018. Together we will support, encourage, and stay connected to our intentions throughout the year.

The Rules

Sign up for Leap’s 100 club by February 15th
Practice 100 classes in 2018 (vinyasa/yin/kaiut/ kundalini/workshops)
All classes must be completed at Leap to qualify

Your Rewards

Register and right away receive a 15% discount on one Refine & Align Specialty Class with Karen Miscall-Bannon any month in 2018 (these classes are offered monthly)

When you make you’re goal of 100 practices in 2018 you will also receive 2 Leap Class Passes (bring your friends!)
Leap’s 100 club t-shirt at the end of the year

Investment: $20
Registration Deadline: February 15th, 2018

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Women’s Empowerment Workshop & Fundraiser with Hannah Zackney- Ladies, Let’s Embrace 2018

Sunday January 14th
1-230pm
Investment (in you!): $25 pre-register, $30 at the door
*Note that a percentage of the proceeds will go to Powerhouse Ministries (helping women and children in need)
**No refunds day of event.  Thank you for understanding.

Women’s Empowerment Workshop & Fundraiser – Ladies, Let’s Embrace 2018

Calm is the new Cool.  So is Indulgent Nourishment and Radical Self-Acceptance.  Join Hannah to receive instruction on how to create and claim more space in your life for your truest desires.  If you are yearning to live your most vibrant, free, empowered life, this workshop is for you.

In this 90min Intro Workshop to the Heart Wide Open Pocess You Will Learn How To:
• Ask for what you really want (and get it!)
• Prioritize Yourself (guilt free)
• Learn how to identify and change those nagging thoughts (the ones that really get you down!)
(If you have attended a previous Heart Wide Open Intro Workshop, please note content has been updated and new material will be shared.)

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